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Artists take over The Civic this summer

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Each summer The Civic runs the Civic Artistic Residency Programme (CARP) for artists based in the North of England. CARP is a flexible programme aiming to support artists in the process of creating work, developing and experimenting with new ideas in a creative and supportive arts environment. Two of the current CARP participators, Frolicked and… Read more »


Classic sounds of soul at The Civic

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Barnsley-based Soul Jam, one of the very few UK Bands capable of capturing and recreating the classic sounds of soul, will be appearing at The Civic on Saturday, 16 July. Featuring live performances of some of the genre’s biggest hits, the show also includes interactive screen content to help tell the story behind soul music…. Read more »


Countdown begins to Underneath the Stars Festival

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With one month to go until international musicians descend on South Yorkshire, the countdown to the Underneath the Stars Festival has begun. Taking place from July 22nd – 24th at Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley, the festival of music, arts and food will host performers from around the world, as well as home-grown talent. It… Read more »



World’s top old-time fiddler to appear at The Civic

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The highlight of the 2015 Underneath The Stars Festival, Bruce Molsky, the world’s premier old-time fiddler, is to appear at The Civic on Sunday, 5 June. The defining virtuoso of Appalachia’s timeless folk music traditions the former engineer from the Bronx didn’t begin a music career until he was forty, but the secret to his… Read more »


Award-winning production coming to The Civic

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Superbolt Theatre is back at The Civic with its most jaw-dropping show to date, a ground-breaking take on Jurassic Park, following three hit Edinburgh shows, a sell-out run at VAULT Festival 2015 and spectacular international tours. The audience is greeted by an increasingly dysfunctional family: Terry and his two reluctant teenage children, Noah and Jade…. Read more »



Nashville Bluegrass duo to perform in Barnsley

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Barnsley Folk Club and the Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue are to partner up to showcase the music of US folk duo Jeni Hankins and Billy Kemp over two nights this month. On Sunday 15th May at 6pm, the duo perform on stage at the Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue (the former Polish Club up… Read more »


The Civic tells tales on Chaucer

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Northern Accent bring another evening of poetry performance to The Civic on 13 May as Cholmondley Award winning Patience Agbabi (pictured) breathes fresh life into The Canterbury Tales. Written originally by Chaucer, these tales of medieval misadventures were originally penned in middle English and were about a group of travellers on their way to Canterbury… Read more »